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Mild Earthquake Shakes Parts of North Karnataka, Seventh Since October 1

This is the sixth earthquake to hit north Karnataka region around Bidar and Kalaburagi since October 1 (File photo/News18)

This is the sixth earthquake to hit north Karnataka region around Bidar and Kalaburagi since October 1 (File photo/News18)

Till now, the tremors were felt in Bidar and Kalaburagi and now has been felt in Vijayapura.

A mild earthquake of 3.6 intensity on the Richter scale shook parts of North Karnataka, this time in Vijayapura district on Wednesday morning, an official said.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, the tremor was felt in Dhanaragi in Vijayapura at 10.29 AM.

“The earthquake was epicentred at 2.9 km north-west of Dhanargi in Vijayapura," the KSNDMC said in a statement.

It also said that the intensity observed is low and the tremors might be felt up to a maximum radial distance of 12 to 15 km.

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“These types of earthquakes do not create any harm to the local community, although there may be slight shaking observed locally," the statement read.

This is the seventh tremor in October. Till now, the tremors were felt in Bidar and Kalaburagi and now has been felt in Vijayapura. According to KSNDMC officials, a team of geologists have been sent to study the phenomena.

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first published:October 20, 2021, 15:00 IST